Blues Traveler Announces New Album & 2018 Fall Tour

first_imgHurry Up & Hang Around Track List1. Accelerated Nation2. She Becomes My Way3. The Touch She Has4. When You Fall Down5. The Wolf Is Bumpin’6. Daddy Went A Giggin7. Tangle Of Our Dreaming8. More Than Truth9. Prayer Upon The Wind10. Miss Olympus11. Phone Call From Leavenworth12. Ode From The RespectView All TracksBlues Traveler Fall 2018 Tour Dates: Oct 12 – Montclair, NJ – The WelmontOct 13 – Providence, RI – The StrandOct 14 – Torrington, CT – Warner TheatreOct 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOct 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of BluesOct 20 – Charlotte, NC – The FillmoreOct 21 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee TheatreOct 23 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on BayOct 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityOct 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia TheatreOct 27 – Raleigh, NC – The RitzOct 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallNov 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst TheatreNov 2 – St. Louis, MO – The PageantNov 4 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz TheaterNov 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cains BallroomNov 8 – Dallas, TX – House of BluesNov 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec TheaterNov 10 – Houston, TX -House of BluesNov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – BelascoNov 15 – San Francisco, CA – WarfieldNov 17 – Seattle, WA – NeptuneNov 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal BallroomView All Tour Dates Today, Blues Traveler has announced that they will be releasing a brand-new studio album in the fall dubbed Hurry Up & Hang Around. The album, which is due out on October 12th via BMG Records, will mark the band’s 13th studio album, following up 2015’s Blow Up The Moon, and will be supported by an extensive fall tour.Hurry Up & Hang Around was written and recorded by Grammy-winning producer Matt Rollings. The iconic five-piece composed of John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson and Brendan Hill recorded the twelve-song album in Nashville.As John Popper explained in a statement about creating the new album,We were going through some changes as far as our infrastructure goes. … We parted ways with two different managers. No preparations had really been made, and it seemed like it might be too late to make new music. Between taking meetings, we were by ourselves writing in the garage every day of this Nashville house. That was pretty cool, because we felt like a garage band again. There was a spirit of survival. We had something to celebrate, so we really came together as a band.Matt put it all on turbo boost, because he’s one of the finest producers we’ve ever worked with, period. … He can bring out any sound he wants. He got takes out of me that I couldn’t ever get out of myself, and I’ve tried. However, he also let me be me. It’s one of the best production experiences we’ve ever had. It was an unexpected musical education.For those who pre-order Blues Traveler’s Hurry Up & Hang Around via the band’s web store here, they will receive a download of the band’s new single, “Accelerated Nation” on July 6th at 12 p.m. (ET). The album will be available to pre-order on all digital service providers on July 6th as well.In addition to the forthcoming release of Hurry Up & Hang Around, Blues Traveler has a packed 2018 touring schedule. The band’s summer tour begins on July 4th, where they’ll celebrate the holiday by headlining the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with support from G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers, and The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. The Red Rocks show kicks off Blues Travelers’ summer tour, which spans through to August.In addition to their summer tour, the group has announced a number their fall tour dates today to coincide with the album’s announcement. Starting on October 12th, the band will kick off their fall tour at Montclair, New Jersey’s The Welmont followed up by shows in Providence, Rhode Island and Torrington, Connecticut. A run through the South comes next, with dates in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Savannah and Athens, Georgia; and Birmingham, Alabama until October 27th. Blues Traveler will celebrate Halloween in Columbus, Ohio, with a performance at Newport Music Hall.The group will continue on the road through to mid-November. Following their Halloween show, the band will roll through Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. On November 6th, the band will hit Tulsa, Oklahoma, before heading to Texas for three nights across Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. From there, to wrap up the tour, the band will head to the West Coast, closing things out with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, before their tour closer in Portland, Oregon, on November 18th.For more information on the band’s new album, Hurry Up & Hang Around, due out on October 12th via BMG Records or for the group’s extensive 2018 touring schedule, head to Blues Traveler’s website here.last_img read more

Triple Peaks, ASC settle Steamboat suit

first_imgTriple Peaks, LLC and American Skiing Company settle Steamboat suitTriple Peaks, LLC and American Skiing Company have jointly announced (July 12, 2004) the settlement of the lawsuit regarding the termination of the proposed sale of the Steamboat Ski Resort to Triple Peaks, LLC. In return for a cash settlement, Triple Peaks has agreed to a full dismissal of all claims relating to the sale of the Steamboat Ski Resort.”Reaching a settlement with Triple Peaks allows us to focus on the future success of Steamboat and America Skiing Company, while putting to rest any uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the Steamboat resort,” said B.J. Fair, CEO of American Skiing Company.District Judge Richard Doucette ruled in favor of American Skiing Company in December 2002. Triple Peaks appealed to the Colorado Court of Appeals, which reversed the District Court and found in favor of Triple Peaks in 2004. American Skiing Company then filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Colorado Supreme Court in May 2004, which has not yet been acted upon. The settlement goes into effect immediately and American Skiing Company has withdrawn its writ of certiorari with the Colorado Supreme Court.”We are glad this issue is now behind us so we can focus all of our effortson Crested Butte, Okemo and Mount Sunapee,” commented Tim Mueller, head of Triple Peaks, LLC. “Saying goodbye to the Steamboat community was difficult, but we wish them the best of luck as they move forward.”Triple Peaks, LLC signed a contract to buy the Steamboat Ski Resort for $91.4 million on January 24, 2001. However, American Skiing Company opted instead to sell its Heavenly, CA, ski area to Vail Resorts.###last_img read more

Trends Suggest Record Low U.S. Solar Prices Will Go Lower

first_imgTrends Suggest Record Low U.S. Solar Prices Will Go Lower FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Michael Copley for SNL:Solar power should continue getting cheaper for utilities to buy, even after ultralow contract prices were reported in the U.S. Southwest in 2015, First Solar Inc. CEO James Hughes said.A utility subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy in July 2015 said it executed 20-year power purchase agreements in Nevada with First Solar and Total SA subsidiary SunPower Corp. for about a third of what solar deliveries averaged in 2014. Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Kit Konolige said the First Solar contract, with a first-year price of $38.70 per MWh, was “probably the cheapest PPA I’ve ever seen in the U.S.”Hughes said contract prices should go even lower as companies continue cutting project costs and searching for cheaper sources of capital. “I don’t think we’re at a floor level,” he said during a Feb. 23 earnings call. “There’s no reason to believe that cost road maps are not going to continue to decrease as we move forward in the future.”Solar PPAs should fall below ultralow prices in ’15, First Solar CEO sayslast_img read more

3 tricks to save money for the holidays

first_img 106SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details The year has flown by. Thanksgiving is next week. I know what you’re thinking: “Wait. What?”Yes. Black Friday is almost here.If the holidays have crept up on you, then you probably haven’t started your Christmas shopping or bought that Thanksgiving turkey yet. If you’re in need of a few extra bucks for the holidays, here are three easy tricks to cut back for the rest of the year.Cash only: We’re living in the world of Apple Pay and Venmo, which makes spending money easier than ever. If you’re not the cash type, just remember that it feels a lot more personal (and sad) every time you complete a transaction with paper money. It’s enough to make you second guess handing over that cold hard cash.Bundle up: If you want to save a few bucks the “very easy” way, turn down that thermostat. I know it’s getting colder, but it’s an easy fix and it will save you a lot of money. Grab a blanket and those wool socks and deal with it. Having a few extra bucks to spend will be satisfying when you get ready to buy your niece that karaoke machine she’s been wanting.Keep tabs on yourself: Every single time you make a purchase, write it down. By physically jotting down every dollar you spend, you’ll quickly realize just how much money you spend on the “must-haves” in your life. This may be just the wake-up call you need to start cutting back on some of the not-so-necessary things you regularly purchase.last_img read more

Know the rules on holiday gifts

first_imgYour credit union’s offices soon (if they aren’t already) will be full of cards, chocolates, cookies, fruitcakes, and maybe tickets to the “concert of the year.” Can you accept these? Do you know when you might need to say “no thank you”?Now is a good time to review your credit union’s Bank Bribery Act policy. The act applies to all credit unions with accounts insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued Interpretive Ruling and Policy Statement (IRPS) No. 87 in 1987 to provide federally insured credit unions with Bank Bribery Act guidelines. IRPS 87-1 gives credit unions some background on the act and recommends procedures to ensure compliance.Per the Justice Department:Under either 18 U.S.C. § 215(a) or (b), if the item offered or given is greater than $1,000 in value, the offense is a felony punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000 or three times the value of the bribe or gratuity, whichever is greater. If the item of value is $1,000 or less, the offense is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and/or a similar fine. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

London Spirit retain England captains Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight for The Hundred | Cricket News

first_imgMorgan said: “We have the makings of a great squad and I’m looking forward to playing at the Home of Cricket in this exciting new format. I believe we will have a great blend of skills both in the squad and our coaching staff and I can’t wait to get going.”Knight added: “It is a real honour to be retained as skipper for next year. We are beginning to build an exciting side and hopefully we can make a real impact on the pitch.“While it was obviously disappointing that the competition wasn’t able to take place this year, The Hundred promises to be a real leap forward for our sport and I can’t wait to lead the side in 2021.” Dan Lawrence in action for Essex Eagles London Spirit have retained Heather Knight, Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence and Naomi Dattani
London Spirit have retained Heather Knight, Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence and Naomi Dattani

Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers

first_imgAfter record June, July and August, in which Pua Airport recorded three consecutive months with more than 100.000 passengers for the first time, as well as a record number of air operations, they continue with record arrivals in September.Namely, on September 12, 2018, Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers, who have not been at the Pula airport since the independence of Croatia, and at the beginning of August last year’s record of 500.000 passengers was achieved.This summer, Pula was connected by direct flights from 20 countries, with 76 destinations with direct flights, in cooperation with 42 companies. “We closed last year with 595.495 passengers, while this year we expect to cross 700.000 passengers and we immodestly hope to cross the number of passengers from 1987, the year when 701.370 passengers passed through our airport. So far, the total traffic from January to August has increased by 20% compared to last year, although our forecasts were an increase of 15% increase in the number of passengers. ” points out the director of Pula Airport, Svemir Radmilo.It is extremely important that flights with 17 companies to 22 destinations can still be realized until the end of September when the lines to: Belgrade, Zurich and London Heathrow are active, and by the end of October Pula Airport has open flights to another 20 destinations. , and these are still London, Oslo, Nantes, Frankfurt, Dublin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Moscow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Bristol and Helsinki, Liverpool.”It should be pointed out again that the reason for such figures lies in the fact of synergistic action of all stakeholders in tourism in Istria. There is primarily the Istria County Tourist Board, then the hotel industry with its investments in new hotel facilities, as well as the art of negotiating and introducing all carriers to the beauties of Istria and opportunities for a beautiful and attractive vacation provided by all destinations within the airport. Our job is to bring Europe closer to Istria, but also to show Istria to Europe, because we have something to show and something to be proud of. ” Radmilo concluded.last_img read more

Through the new platform, UHPA combines the offers of all travel agencies for the first time in one place

first_imgThe portal offers new added value for its members, and thus enters the market of tourist offer directly to customers, without commission to any of the various booking portals or platforms. RELATED NEWS: More details will be found out next week, when the entire platform will be officially unveiled. However, this is not an informative UHPA website as has been the case so far, in the b2b segment and communication with members, but the new UHPA portal will bring together the offers of all travel agencies and other partners for the first time in one place and present them market. The Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) will present a new web platform next week – putovanja.hr. The portal will reveal to users the places and attractions they can visit through travel searches by categories, destinations, dates, but also by additional filters such as travel type and accommodation. In addition, the site also offers travel tips with useful information, from passenger rights and travel documents to what you can carry with you when we travel these travelogues, as well as a list of all agencies within the UHPA.center_img There will be no direct sales (on-click) on the site, but only the promotion of tourist engagements, at least with the information available so far, and additional information about each program can be obtained directly from the travel agency, to which the links will lead. . A smart and logical move, but also a big step forward for UHPA “Putovanja.hr is an interface of the platform intended for marketing promotion of travel agencies that are members of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies and public advertising of their offer of services and products related to foreign travel, publishing useful and interesting information related to travel and promotion of UHPA partners and sponsors. interested potential end-users. ” UHPA points out and adds that the sole purpose of this Site is to publish information and content that allows the user to gain insight into the availability of services and products related to travel as well as other services and products offered by travel agencies UHPA member and contact individual tourism agency. MEMORIAL DAY FOR THE VICTIM OF VUKOVAR 18.11. – INFORMATION FOR AGENCIESlast_img read more

Budget Briefing: Schools that Teach

first_imgBudget Briefing: Schools that Teach SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Pennsylvania is at a crossroads. We can fund our schools and fix our deficit or we will be faced with an additional $1 billion in cuts to education funding. Governor Wolf is fighting to restore the cuts made by the previous administration, but inaction by the Republican-controlled legislature has left us with underfunded schools and a ballooning deficit. If we build on a bipartisan budget agreement by increasing school funding we can take on the status quo and finally give our students the resources they need to succeed. If we fail to invest in our schools, we will see larger class sizes, teacher layoffs, and skyrocketing property taxes.FAILURE TO ACTIt is time for the legislature to recognize the fiscal problem facing Pennsylvania and work with Governor Wolf to honestly eliminate the deficit. A failure to acknowledge our fiscal crisis will result in an additional $1 billion cut to education:Thousands of Teacher LayoffsThousands of teachers, guidance counselors, and career counselors will be laid off if the legislature fails to honestly address our deficit. In all, more than 23,000 education professionals could be forced out of Pennsylvania schools unless we take real steps to fix our unbalanced budget.Increasingly Crowded ClassroomsAcross Pennsylvania, already strained classrooms will become even more crowded. Class sizes will balloon by 30 percent as a result of teacher layoffs. Worse, the consequences will not be evenly distributed – classroom crowding will be most severe in the schools that can least afford it. But all across our commonwealth, our children will receive less attention, less instructional time, and less opportunity to gain the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.Program Cuts Technical education programs, special education programs, and Head Start programs will all face cuts if we fail to address Pennsylvania’s fiscal crisis.Eliminate Pre-K Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania children will lose access to pre-kindergarten, depriving them of early childhood education that we know is key to their future success.CHOOSING A RESPONSIBLE PATHGovernor Wolf’s 2016-2017 Budget presents a responsible path forward that will eliminate our deficit and fund our schools. We can choose this path that addresses our deficit to avoid critical program cuts and teacher layoffs and makes smart investments in schools to make sure our children are receiving the education they deserve.Significant Investments in EducationGovernor Wolf’s 2016-2017 Budget proposes that the state take its rightful share of the responsibility for funding our schools with real sources of revenue. Governor Wolf’s 2016-2017 Budget provides for:A $200 million (3.3 percent) increase in the Basic Education Subsidy. This increase above the assumed $377 million increase in 2015-­16, will be distributed using the Fair Funding Formula that was created and unanimously adopted by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission in June 2015. The formula provides sufficient, predictable and equitable funding for school districts across the commonwealth, and includes student-­based factors like the number of children in the district who live in poverty or who are enrolled in charter schools, as well as district-­based factors such as the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort and the ability of the district to raise revenue.A $50 million (4.6 percent) increase in the Special Education Subsidy. This increase, in addition to the assumed $50 million increase in 2015-­16, will continue Pennsylvania’s transition to the funding formula enacted in 2015 to reflect the work of the bipartisan Special Education Funding Commission.A $60 million (30.5 percent) increase in high­-quality early childhood education. This funding increase builds upon the assumed $60 million investment in 2015­-16 to enroll about 14,000 children in Pennsylvania Pre-­K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program. In 2003, Pennsylvania joined the ranks of states that offer full-­day pre­kindergarten for 3-­ and 4-­year olds. Currently, only 30 percent of Pennsylvania children in families earning up to three times the federal poverty level – or $72,750 for a family of four – are enrolled in high ­quality pre­-k programs.Building a Bridge from High School to College and CareersPreparation for high-­skill careers must start long before most students even begin to think about college and careers. Fewer than half of Pennsylvania’s citizens have a college degree or industry-recognized certification. By 2025, roughly 60 percent of good­-paying, reliable jobs in the state will require these credentials. Across the nation, employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants and incur training costs for workers who lack necessary skills. To ensure that the next generation of Pennsylvanians ̶ those currently in middle school and high school – are prepared for the jobs of the future, we must begin to close the gap today.Over the next decade, Pennsylvania will seek to make a college degree or high-­value industry-recognized certification available to at least 650,000 additional commonwealth residents. The 2016­-17 Budget invests in programs that continue to modernize Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania.The 2016­-17 Budget provides:$15 million in additional support for the establishment and expansion of high­-quality Career and Technical Education programs to prepare students for success in today’s economy. School districts, Career and Technology Centers, higher education institutions, employers and labor organizations can work together through public-private partnerships to train students for high ­priority occupations that pay a living wage and offer a career ladder for growth opportunities.Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit and industry credentials while participating in work-based learning.$5 million for Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants to support updating or purchasing new equipment used in the training of students. Priority will be given to Career and Technical Education grant applicants that show an in ­kind or monetary contribution from employers or other partners.$8 million to help school districts offer college and career counseling in middle and high schools to develop pathways to higher education and high-­skill careers.Reinvesting in Pennsylvania’s Institutions of Higher LearningThe 2016-­17 Budget reinvests in higher education by continuing Governor Wolf’s commitment to a four­-year restoration of the damaging cuts to our colleges and universities. In addition, the budget supports programs that help to achieve the goal of 60 percent of Pennsylvanians with a degree or high-value certificate by 2025.The combined funding increases in 2015-­16 and 2016-­17 for our higher education delivery system are as follows:Community Colleges. A $22.1 million increase for Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges to achieve the degree, certificate or certification goals.PASSHE. A $42.3 million increase for the 14 universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.State­-Related Universities. A $59.7 million increase for Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University and Lincoln University. These resources will encourage innovation by helping the four public universities translate research into job creation. Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February 09, 2016last_img read more

Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Website Goes Live

first_imgThe Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched its new website which includes an evidence-based identification of UK offshore wind innovation priorities, supply chain growth opportunities and a view of the funding landscape.The Hub, and its first programme the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWIX), is backed by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered jointly by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network.The Hub’s website will act as the focal point for the UK offshore wind industry and the public sector – providing government and industry with evidence-based and validated information on the key innovation priorities within the sector and impact these can have.It will also provide information on the national and international funding programmes available for technology development and will build consortia of organisations who can collectively address the innovation priorities identified.“The OWIH has an important role to play in helping the UK’s technology-based businesses seize the tremendous opportunities in the offshore wind market,” Dr Stephen Wyatt, Research & Disruptive Innovation Director at ORE Catapult, said.”It will ensure that the UK’s world-class technologies and services remain at the forefront of innovation and are promoted internationally, further growing the UK’s leading global position in offshore wind. The OWIH and OWiX are critical tools in drawing new disruptive technologies into the sector from the UK’s most innovative companies, and in bringing industry together to align behind the sector’s innovation priorities.”last_img read more